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Wall Street Is Pouncing on Russia’s Cheap Corporate Debt

  • Banks, hedge funds bid on bonds from Gazprom, Russia Railways
  • Conventional distressed bets draw scrutiny under shadow of war
Bloomberg business news
WATCH: Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have been purchasing beaten-down company bonds tied to Russia in recent days.Source: Bloomberg
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As the U.S. and allies tighten sanctions on Russia and choke off investor demand for its assets, parts of Wall Street are jumping on the buying opportunity that it’s creating.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have been purchasing beaten-down company bonds tied to Russia in recent days, as hedge funds that specialize in buying cheap credit look to load up on the assets, according to people with knowledge of the private transactions.